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Charitable Giving by Americans Is Bouncing Back

Written on June 17, 2014 at 2:07 pm, by

By Richard Eisenberg Donations are up overall, but two sectors are flagging And now for a glimmer of uplifting news: Americans are opening their wallets and increasing their charitable giving, according to the new Giving USA annual report from the Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.    Continue Reading »

Doris Buffett Offers Second Giving Course

Written on May 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm, by

For the second consecutive year, Doris Buffett, the sister of Warren Buffett, is offering a free online course to help donors learn how to give wisely.

Ms. Buffett’s Learning by Giving Foundation is collaborating with Northeastern University to present “Giving with Purpose: How to Get The Most Out of Your Charitable Giving” on EdX’s massive open online course platform, a nonprofit effort created by Harvard University and MIT.

Patrick Dempsey joins Giving With Purpose as a new guest speaker

Written on March 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm, by

Businesswire highlights the announcement of the newest guest speaker with Giving With Purpose: Patrick Dempsey! Patrick explains in his Giving With Purpose interview how his search for a meaningful way to give back led to the creation of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing after his mother was diagnosed with cancer. He  Continue Reading »

Everyone can be a philanthropist – through the Giving with Purpose MOOC

Written on March 13, 2014 at 6:13 pm, by

An Interview with Rebecca Riccio on the Giving with Purpose MOOC Experiential philanthropy is a teaching method where students are given a sum of money to give away and are charged with the responsibility of deciding which charities should receive them. This gives students a view into the nonprofit world, helps them learn how to  Continue Reading »

Northeastern launches lab to empower social change, civic engagement

Written on January 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm, by

By Matt Rocheleau The success of a free massive open online course focused on philanthropy has prompted Northeastern University, which founded the course in partnership with the sister of billionaire Warren Buffett, to launch a laboratory designed to empower social change and civic engagement, campus officials said. The university announced this week the launch of the Social Impact  Continue Reading »

Learning by Giving Foundation Partners with Northeastern University

Written on January 22, 2014 at 9:07 pm, by

Learning by Giving Foundation Partners with Northeastern University to Offer Free Online Course on Effective Charitable Giving. Participants Will Award a Minimum of $100,000 to Community Nonprofits in the United States. Registration is Now Open. By BUSINESS WIRE Registration is now open for Giving With Purpose, a massive open online course (MOOC) on effective charitable  Continue Reading »

Northeastern launches Social Impact Lab to empower global change

Written on January 22, 2014 at 4:28 pm, by

BY Kara Shemin North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has launched the Social Impact Lab—a hub of inno­v­a­tive expe­ri­en­tial cur­ricula, pro­gram­ming, and events designed to empower social change and civic engage­ment across dis­ci­plines and around the world.  Rebecca Riccio, the founding pro­gram director of North­eastern Students4Giving, has been appointed director of the lab, which will be housed within the Col­lege of  Continue Reading »

Philanthropy Trends to Take Advantage of in 2014

Written on January 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm, by

BY Mark V. Ewert The field of personal philanthropy is changing rapidly — just as quickly as the tech and finance sectors. As with these others, following the shifting trends in charitable giving is demanding because the sector is broad and far-reaching, operating at all levels of scale. Meanwhile, sound guidance on how to donate effectively  Continue Reading »

4 Charitable Giving Tips From Warren Buffett

Written on September 6, 2013 at 3:55 pm, by

BY Allison Kade We’re big fans of legendary investor Warren Buffett, so when he announces that he wants to teach us something—for free, no less—we take note. He and his sister, Doris Buffett, are a dynamic duo when it comes to charitable giving: Last year alone Buffett gave away $3.084 billion. Now the 83- and 85-year-old siblings  Continue Reading »

Highlights from a Fireside Chat with Warren and Doris Buffett about Philanthropy

Written on August 26, 2013 at 3:57 pm, by

The course, called  GivingWithPurpose, is sponsored by the Learning by Giving Foundation, established by Doris Buffett to teach younger generations about philanthropy. The course includes interviews with leading American philanthropists, and the first interview  (a.k.a. fireside chat) was with Warren and Doris Buffett. by Jack Reynolds Happy Dog Days of Summer!  In the spirit of warm days, cool breezes  Continue Reading »